Laurel Wealth Planning Careers

Explore career opportunities at Laurel Wealth Planning, LLC, an established holistic wealth management firm serving clientele in Minnesota and several other states.

We so enjoy seeing motivated team members thrive. Each of our team members has a career track with clear skill-building opportunities and support. We enjoy each other’s company and have plenty team-building activities during the workday, evenings and weekends. We also love helping others through pro bono advice, teaching, supporting our local financial planning association, etc.  

Our team members value strong cash compensation that recognizes both their own and the team’s successes. Base compensation is competitive and total cash compensation is strong when both the individual and team perform well.

Job benefits include:

  • Individual & family health insurance benefit, dental plan, and contribution to HSA
  • Company-paid disability income and life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with immediately vested 3% company contribution
  • Hybrid work schedule after orientation period with strong performance
  • PTO, flex time, and paid volunteer time for approved activities
  • Free covered parking, workout center, track, and pool
  • Professional investment and financial planning advice.
  • Tuition reimbursement for approved undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Company paid licensing, credentialing, and continuing education

Open positions

Associate Wealth Manager

The Associate Wealth Manager partners with Wealth Managers and our Client Services team in various aspects of client advice and service such as:

  • Prepare review materials for upcoming meetings. Document follow up steps and implement, coordinating with our Client Services team.
  • Leverage state-of-the art applications in advising clients: Money Guide Pro, Holistiplan, Tamarac, FP Pathfinder, Morningstar, etc.
  • Join client meetings, take notes, and present an increasing level of advice.
  • Support new client onboarding through meeting preparation, portfolio and tax analysis, and coordinating account implementation with our Client Services team.
  • Investment analysis and investment recommendations, including trading with the state-of-the art Tamarac rebalancer.
  • Assist with quarterly & annual compliance and operations tasks, including but not limited to: staying on top of annual retirement account contributions and distributions (RMDs), data gathering for year-end tax planning, data gathering for quarterly billing, and data checks for quarterly client reporting.
  • Attend Wealth Manager meetings: monthly financial planning meetings; biweekly investment committee meetings.
  • Other responsibilities as requested.

Growth Opportunity
Over time, this position may lead to the following:

  • Wealth Manager (qualifications below)
    • Earn CFP
    • Deliver 90% of advice for noncomplex clients and 60% for complex
    • Serve least complex LWP clients on “solo” basis
  • Senior Wealth Manager

Promotions are based on overall contribution and firm needs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High initiative, drive, and dedication.
  • Strong verbal/written skills.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Strong Excel, Word, and Outlook skills.  Prefer experience with Money Guide Pro, Tamarac, and Holistiplan.
  • Write clearly and informatively, presents numerical data effectively.
  • Possess ability to read and interpret financial information.
  • Working knowledge of financial and investment terminology and concepts.
  • Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail.
  • Strong team player.
  • Adapts well to changing work environment and manages competing demands.
  • Prioritizes and plans own work activities; works independently and in a team environment.
  • Self-directed/strongly motivated:  Owns own productivity, focus, and effectiveness whether remote or in office.
  • Income tax preparation experience preferred (LWP does not prepare returns but does consult on tax planning opportunities). 


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in financial planning, finance, economics, business, or accounting. If liberal arts degree, financial credentials such as Series 65 license, CFP, or CFA. EA (enrolled agent) or CPA preferred.
  • Academic excellence reflected in your GPA (3.5 or higher).
  • At least 3 years of investment or financial planning industry experience. Experience in trading and investment analysis preferred.

Client Service Specialist

The Client Service Specialist is a valued member of the team, playing a critical role in fulfilling client
needs. As the first person to greet clients when they call or visit the firm, the CSS creates a lasting
positive impression, greeting them with warmth and attentive listening. The CSS works closely with
other members of the client service team as the main point of contact for client service. They also carry
out operational and administrative tasks for our firm. This position will report to our Client Service &
Operations Manager. This is a full-time position that offers substantial benefits, including health insurance, a career track, and tuition reimbursement for approved college classes/degrees.

Growth Opportunity
Over time, this position may lead to the following:

  • Client Service Specialist II: lead on advanced client account needs.
  • Senior Client Service Specialist: “go to” expert for other Service Specialists.
  • Paraplanner: supports wealth managers in financial planning analysis & strategies.

Promotions are based on overall contribution and firm needs. Depending on contribution and skills, other career tracks may become available.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Client Service Support

  • Welcoming and hospitality for clients & visitors.
  • Meet client service needs via telephone, Zoom, Teams, in-person and email.
  • Scheduling & confirming meetings, creating Zoom/Teams links, ensuring meetings are listed on calendar and internally tracked.
  • Responding to client needs by establishing new accounts, completing money and security transfers, and account administration as needed.
  • Facilitate the smooth transition of new clients into our organization.
  • Sending clients their quarterly investment results.
  • Sending clients birthday cards and gifts.
  • Sending forms to be electronically signed via DocuSign.
  • Activating client portals.
  • Working closely with Wealth Managers to prepare materials for client meetings and implement follow-up steps.
  • Assistance in maintaining conference room & client snacks/drinks.
  • Supporting client service in suggesting process improvements and enhancements.
  • Scanning documents.
  • Other client service responsibilities as requested.

Operations support

  • Company expert in reporting generated from our portfolio management software. This includes ensuring accuracy for quarterly reports.
  • Data entry into software systems.
  • Providing basic technical support to team members and monitoring the copier/printers, ordering service as needed.
  • Processing mail.
  • Office admin tasks include light office cleaning, organizing, ordering and stocking supplies, watering plants, sanitizing the office and turning on the air purifiers.
  • Providing compliance support to Compliance Manager as requested.
  • Supporting team-building events by placing lunch reservations and coordinating event details as requested.
  • Coordinating networking meetings & marketing initiatives.
  • Other operations responsibilities as requested. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Warm, friendly and caring style.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Independent time management proficiency.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Effective collaboration and teamwork with team members.
  • Ability to self-start, take initiative, and be proactive.
  • Evidenced commitment to honesty, diligence, and upholding the confidentiality of both firm and client information. Dedicated and focused.
  • Comfortable with technology and data entry skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and CRM.
  • Prioritizes and plans own work activities; able to multi-task.
  • Commitment to exceeding client expectations.
  • Adapts to shifting priorities and evolving roles seamlessly.
  • Composure and maturity, particularly when faced with pressure.


  • Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Academic excellence reflected in your GPA (3.2 or higher).
  • 1-3 years of office administrative experience, financial services a plus.